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(NRP-73) [i]Streptomyces glaucescens[/i]

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Streptomyces glaucescens
Tobias Kieser
NRP-73

The soil bacterium S. glaucescens produces the antibiotic hydroxy-streptomycin, which is very similar to the first actinomycete antibiotic, streptomycin, discovered in 1943. Research carried out on actinomycetes at the John Innes Centre on the Norwich Research Park is revealing new insights into how these organisms make antibiotics. This knowledge can be used not only to increase production levels of antibiotics, but also to generate variants with potentially improved clinical efficacy.

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